What is included in the “full-service” description?
Full-service means that in addition to your food selection, we include set-up, clean-up, table settings and event assistance with our service. We will work with you as much or as little as needed to plan your special day. Please keep in mind that additional charges apply for rental amenities such as linens, china etc.
How do you accommodate dietary restrictions?
If you know ahead of time of any dietary restrictions for your guests, we can certainly accommodate! For vegetarian, vegan, gluten free or other allergies we can provide additional special entrees, or adjust other dishes as necessary. This is so you do not have to dedicate a whole entrée to a few guests! Organic, wild caught and other requests can be accommodated, additional fees may apply.
What’s the average price for your total services?
The total cost of our wedding services averages between $45-75 per guest. This includes your menu, linens, bar service, china or compostable serviceware, staff (including set up and clean up), taxes and fees. Your event specialist will create a custom proposal for you, and is happy to work with you to best fit your budget and vision up until your wedding day or special event!
Do you offer private tastings?
We offer “Menu Preview” tastings once you have received a preliminary proposal from us. We want your tasting to be as close to your event's menu as possible, however you will still be able to make changes during or after your tasting! Menu preview tastings are $50 for up to 4 guests, or complimentary if you have already booked with us. If you book our services after your menu preview, you will receive a $50 credit on your wedding day contract.
Do you provide bar service?
Yes, we offer a few different options for your event bar service! Our options allow you to provide your own alcohol, have us provide the alcohol or we can set up a cash bar. Our bar service includes everything we need for a bar (even ice!), and our alcohol liability insurance! Our trained and licensed bartenders and mixologists will ensure your guests have a wonderful time, while still drinking responsibly.
Will Occasions provide service staff?
Yes, our experienced servers will be onsite for your wedding to cater to your guests needs. Our service teams include a Lead Server who is an experienced member of our team, standard servers based on your guest count & service style, bartenders/mixologist and a server/hot food runner so your hot food arrives closer to your meal time and is as fresh as possible.For weddings & large corporate or private events, your event specialist (or another specialist if there are scheduling issues) will also be onsite as a familiar face, and to help make sure everything goes smoothly and no details are missed! Your event specialist will stay throughout dinner service and is there to help coordinate with your venue, other vendors and help with any issues that may arise, even if they are outside of our services.
Do you offer a military discount?
Yes! We offer a 5% discount on the menu for military members. We thank you for your service!
How long will it take to estimate a proposal for my event?
It takes about 2 business days (Tuesday-Saturday for weddings, Monday-Friday for other events) to receive your custom event proposal once we have all the information we need about your wedding. During busy months (May-September & January) it may take just a little longer, but we appreciate your patience!
Is there a security deposit on your services? If so, what are the charges?
To officially book us, we require a 50% payment of your total catering contract, and a signed contract. Your final payment will be due 10 days prior to your wedding, after we have received your final guest count.